With over 200 artists on Coachella’s 2019 lineup — plus Heineken House and Do Lab lineups nonetheless to return — there’s quite a lot of data to comb by way of. However, two of the names which have individuals speaking probably the most just lately are Idris Elba and Virgil Abloh, each making their Coachella debuts this yr.
Both Elba and Abloh will play on Saturday; Elba may probably play Yuma or Mojave, whereas Abloh is extra probably destined for Gobi or Mojave, presumably even Sahara because it’s been pushing extra hip hop in recent times.
Though Virgil is getting extra recognition just lately for his style, his historical past in music is nicely documented. Elba, alternatively, appears to be getting the brunt of the “Why is he on the lineup?” brigade.
Billboard shared this compendium of Elba’s historical past in music, however all it’s essential know is he’s been DJing for longer than he’s been appearing. He launched his personal file label in 2018, he even performed Tomorrowland in 2018.
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See you within the desert👀🌵 @coachella #saturday pic.twitter.com/8944QF2JY5
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) January 3, 2019
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) January three, 2019